Trine 2 once again unites a trio of characters that mix platform jumping, sword fighting and magic in a sidescrolling puzzle adventure.
The trio consists of a magician, a knight and a thief. The magician can solve puzzles by manipulating physics, moving boxes and summoning objects, whereas the thief is equipped with a bow and swings smoothly between ledges. Naturally, the knight swings a sword, which will also come in handy. Much like in the original Trine, the trio must work together to solve the game’s puzzles and progress.
Trine 2 again impresses with fabulous graphics including forests, cozy caves, and medieval towns. You will find that the levels be tackled in different ways, and that’s fine as long as you get to the finish line. As the game progresses, the trio’s abilities can and must be upgraded, adding some slight RPG elements.
The degree of difficulty is suitably low for a casual game, but there are many secrets to be found in the many nooks and crannies.
In all, the game lasts for five or six hours, and there is no need to rush to complete it in that time. Playing together will add to both game time and enjoyment, however. Co-op is possible both locally and online, where up to three people can combine their knowledge.
What stands out in Trine 2 is the music, which beautifully reflects the enchanting environments. As in the predecessor, there is also a narrator to comment and help you out along the way. Both watching and listening to Trine 2 is something out of the ordinary.